Thursday, August 21, 2008

PUBLISHED!!!!!

Let me just say from the get-go that this is going to be a brag session about my husband. If you're not interested, don't read it. But if you are, here's the way it goes.

A few months ago Paul realized a need for a custom surgical prep tray for the surgery department where he works. He began working on this project, customizing it, as well as implementing a new prep solution in the prep tray. The details are many and I don't know them all, however, through this customized prep tray that he designed, he has been able to save St. Vincent 29% over their previous tray cost, lowering the price by $2.78 per tray. This saving is significant. His work has not gone unnoticed by those around him. This month, in a national magazine published by Medline Industries, Inc., they published a two-page spread article about what he has done. They have a web-site, but you cannot access the article unless you subscribe. However, if you click on this link you will see the cover of the magazine in which this article is published. And if you click on the little link in the lower left corner of the screen where it says "OR Issues", you will see that this article is one listed there: "Great Ideas from Your Peers: Surgical Skin Prep Soultions". http://www.medline.com/orc/default.asp
Here are a couple of pictures of the two page spread that I just scanned into my computer.


The name of the article is: "Great Ideas from Your Peers", and you can see his picture at the bottom of the second picture. Let me just say, I believe that Paul is one of the best in his field. This is not just my opinion, it is the opinion of his peers and his boss as well. A couple of weeks ago he had his annual performance review. Here are some of the exact words from his boss on this evaluation:

"Paul provides safe, quality care for his patients. His excellent assessment skills, years of experience, including ED and technical skills have resulted in quick critical thinking skills that have saved patient lives." (On more than one occasion, I might add.)

"Paul’s ability to circulate or scrub provides increased staffing flexibility to meet patient or surgeon needs. Paul also seeks opportunities to develop himself as well as others. Paul is truly an asset to the Surgery Department and organization."

Not only did she say these things, she also backed it up by giving him the highest possible rating on his evaluation: 4.0! On this same evaluation one of his peers said: "He is genuine...he is very motivated".

Honey, I'm so proud of you, and I love you so. You truly have earned a standing ovation! You are awesome at what you do, and you deserve to be recognized and congratulated!!! Please help me congratulate him by posting your comments. I will certainly pass them on to him!


Side note: About three years ago he designed a special helmet for surgery. The engineers came and met with him, and took down his prototype. The engineers went back and made one, brought it back for him to "tweak". It is being marketed by Stryker, and is set for national distribution soon. Unfortunately, he didn't hire an attorney, and he won't be receiving any type of kick-back. We live and learn!!!! Next time there WILL be an attorney!

10 comments:

Catrena said...

Thank you Sweetheart! You really didn't need to do this. May I humbly remind each one reading this that all my help comes from the Lord. The credit indeed belongs to Him!

LaDonna said...

I'm so proud of Paul!!!! He truly has a gift of compassion, and I'm so glad he uses it to spread the Light of the Lord, too! Congratulations!

Janiece said...

That's wonderful Paul! It is sooo exciting to know we know someone famous, lol: ) It always makes someone feel good when they and their efforts are appreciated, great job!

Ronda said...

Congratulations on your accomplishments, Paul! We are proud of you and Danny enjoys working with you! It was so nice to see you all Sat.! We enjoyed our time with you! :)

Jody J said...

You have every right to be proud! Congratulations, Paul!

Charlene said...

Congradulation Paul! The Lord helps us in all ways.

Charlene said...

Congradulation Paul! The Lord helps us in all ways.

Sassy said...

Congratultions Paul!!! Job well done. It is always good to get that positive reinforcement from friends, family, and bosses. You have done a great job!!

Lisa said...

Congrats to Paul!!! What an accomplishment!! You have a right to be proud!!

Just Ramblin said...

Congrats Paul. It is good to see that your hard work is being acknowledged. So many times people's hard work can go unnoticed.